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henna

henna

[hen-uh]
henna, name for a reddish or black hair dye obtained from the powdered leaves and young shoots of the mignonette tree, or henna shrub (Lawsonia inermis), an Old World shrub of the loosestrife family. Henna dye has long been in use, as evidenced by Egyptian mummies; the dye is also to decorate the skin with designs.

The Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner (Hylocryptus erythrocephalus) is a species of bird in the Furnariidae family. It is found in Ecuador and Peru.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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